News tagged with emissions

Estimating the carbon footprint of crime

Policy makers currently examine the economic and social impacts of crime, but the environmental impacts have not, to date, been included. A new study, published in the Journal of Industrial Ecology, estimates the carbon footprint ...

dateJul 11, 2016 in Social Sciences
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Acid attack—can mussels hang on for much longer?

Scientists from The University of Washington have found evidence that ocean acidification caused by carbon emissions can prevent mussels attaching themselves to rocks and other substrates, making them easy targets for predators ...

dateJul 05, 2016 in Ecology
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A little impurity makes nanolasers shine

Scientists at ANU (The Australian National University) have improved the performance of tiny lasers by adding impurities, in a discovery which will be central to the development of low-cost biomedical sensors, quantum computing, ...

dateJul 05, 2016 in Nanophysics
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